Women-Owned Business

Products Liability

Tharpe & Howell, LLP’s products liability group combines technical and scientific innovation with a firm understanding of today’s commercial environment to protect the interests and reputation of our business clients and the commercial and consumer goods they design, manufacture, and sell.  Because we recognize the devastating financial impact a products liability claim can have, we work closely with our clients and their insurance carriers to efficiently defend a vast array of design defect, manufacturing defect, breach of warranty, and/or failure to warn claims.

In today’s litigious society, it is not unusual for a products liability claim to also include a class action filing.  Our attorneys have successfully developed creative litigation and resolution strategies for the efficient defense of these massive and complex lawsuits, to meet the challenge of balancing a vigorous defense with a resolution strategy at the earliest stage.  In many cases, our attorneys vigorously attack the merits of the complaint and the appropriateness of class treatment through motion practice, and seek early denials of class certification requests.  In all matters, our strategies are tailored to ensure that the defense efforts expended are consistent with our client’s specific business needs.


  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Electric Car Distributors, Inc.
  • All Star Automotive Products, Inc.
  • Fluidmaster, Inc.
  • Helen of Troy
  • Sun Systems, Inc.
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